Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehab

"Dedicated to Excellence"

Updates...

We are pleased to announce that we have no new Covid Cases to report for this week.  Although we are still considered to be in an "outbreak" status by definition, we have no active Covid cases in the facility at this time.  On Thursday, January 28th  we are expecting the Walgreens Pharmacy Team back for our 2nd Vaccination Clinic.  Thank You.

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 1/22/2021

 

We are pleased to report that we have no cases of COVID-19 from this last testing.  We will remain in contact with our local Health Department for continued guidance as needed moving forward.

Thank you,

Nathan C. Arnn, Administrator

Updated 1/15/2021

 

We are reporting today to have 1 employee test positive.  We will continue our testing today, and will update as soon as results start to come in.  Thank You!

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 1/11/2021

 

We  are reporting today to have 1 resident test positive.  We will continue to update as results come in. 

Thank You

Nathan C Arnn

-Updated 1/7/2021

 

 

We are reporting today to have 4 residents and 3 staff test positive from Monday's testing.  We plan to test again this Friday.  Please continue to keep all residents, families, and staff in your prayers.

Thank You

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 1/6/2021

 

We are reporting today to have 2 residents and 6 staff test positive for Covid.  Our next testing date will be Friday.  We will update with results as they come in.  

Thank You.

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 1/5/2021

 

Family Drop Off Update

We have returned to the previous schedule for drop offs using the totes out front.  

     - Monday 9am to 3 pm

     - Thursday 9am to 3 pm

Items will still be held for 24 hours before distribution to the resident.

Thank You!

 

 

We are reporting today to have 3 residents and 2 employees test positive for COVID19.   Please keep the Residents, the families, and staff in your prayers.

Thank you.

Nathan C. Arnn

-Updated 1/1/2021

 

 

Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehab

902 Berkshire Road

Smithfield, NC 27577

 

December 22, 2020

Residents, Families, and Friends,

As you all know, we have been dealing with an outbreak of the Covid-19 Virus in our building over the last couple of weeks.  I’d like to take a moment to bring you up to date as to what we are currently doing to deal with this challenge, as well as our plans over the next several weeks.

Since March, our team has been preparing for this moment.  We have been testing each week for over 24 weeks.  Since November 30, 2020, we have tested 3 times per week.  These actions were taken to hopefully identify and mitigate the spread of the virus in our facility. 

We have created a Covid-19 Positive unit on our North Wing in order to separate these Residents from the others while they may be contagious.  While on the Unit, our Physician Group, led by our Medical Director, Dr. Diaz-Valle, are providing routine visits to closely monitor for any symptom changes that may cause concern.  After 10 days and no or improving symptoms, the Residents who had tested positive may return to one of the other Halls.  

During this time, we are in and will continue to be in frequent contact with the Johnston County Health Department for guidance as we move forward. 

This virus is very contagious, as you all know.  We have been very fortunate in that many of our positive cases seem to be involving Residents who are asymptomatic or have very minor symptoms. 

As of this writing, two vaccines have been approved by the FDA to protect against this virus.  We have signed up with Walgreens and Pharmerica to assist us in administering ours.  A representative contacted us this past week and we have been informed that we will be offering the Moderna vaccine at some point in the near future, possibly as soon as the week of December 28th.  Please check back to our webpage for more information.  We will be in contact with you regarding administering the vaccine and consent authorizations. 

I’d also like to let you know how hard our staff is working.  As you can imagine, this has become very stressful over the last few weeks.  It has been amazing to me to see many of our staff stepping out of their comfort zones, picking up extra shifts, and just doing anything they can to assist these Residents as we deal with the virus in our community firsthand.  Please know that we are all here doing everything we can to get through this difficult time. 

Thank you,

 

 

Nathan C. Arnn, Administrator